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Old 03-19-2012, 02:40 PM   #81
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I guess it all boils down to what you need. If you're trying to track spending and investments, it seems like Quicken, spreadsheets, etc. seem to do the trick for most people here.

If you need a tool that will help you to constrain spending, it seems that something like You Need A Budget (the name seems to imply its purpose) is more likely to be a more effective tool.

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Old 04-17-2012, 07:55 PM   #82
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Does anyone use Quicken Deluxe 2011? I use the '09 version and the auto updates are ending this month. I've read the reviews on 2012 and they weren't good.

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Does anyone use Quicken Deluxe 2011? I use the '09 version and the auto updates are ending this month. I've read the reviews on 2012 and they weren't good.
We use 2012, because there isn't that much difference between the two and I don't like some of the changes in 2011 version. So if you are going to upgrade make the leap IMHO.
Hard to say what it was, when it isn't.
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Old 04-18-2012, 06:05 AM   #84
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We're using Quicken 2010 and only upgraded from 1999 when we bought a new computer. Each new version never seemed to have a compelling reason to upgrade for us.

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